Robertsbridge Schools

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Robertsbridge Schools

Every year parents of children needing to go to a Robertsbridge school in West Sussex for the first time, or moving up to a new school or college are having to make tough decisions about their child's impending schooling needs. Which school in Robertsbridge should I position my child? It is a tough judgment to make as it can have a profound positive/negative consequence on how your child develops for the duration of childhood and thus a huge effect on that child as he or she passes into adulthood and thereafter.

So how do you select a unique school from the Robertsbridge region?

  • At times it is painless if your child already has a sibling or siblings who will be at the school when your other child starts or elder siblings earlier attended the school.
  • Your closeness to the school.
  • You or your child has a disability. You may perhaps require to send off your offspring to a specialised school to look after your child.
  • Religious Schools
  • Your offspring attended an associated nursery/primary/secondary school.
  • Entrance exam or selection test (grammar schools and other establishments decide on a fraction of their pupils on scholastic ability)
  • Assessment or interview (if the establishment awards a certain number of spaces on the basis of aptitude for selected subjects)

On the whole most parents decisions are based on the excellence of the school and the closeness of the school to your location or work location, if it's easy to drop your offspring off in the mornings for example.

On the surface of things - the quality of a school is commonly determined by results which are available each and every year in all of the regular newspapers. It is a simple matter of comparing one schools results alongside one another from the Robertsbridge locale. Of course as every person knows stats are generally flawed to some degree or other. Kids results for a particular school may be twisted for lots of different reasons

  • Class of intake to the school
  • Separate Examination boards
  • Expulsions to school
  • Quality of Teaching
  • Type of School
  • Social impact of surrounding area
  • Over/Under subscribed

So there are in fact lots of variables that can increase/decrease a schools performance.

Ofsted is an bureaucratic body which writes reports on schools in the Robertsbridge area as well as the rest of the UK. In a nutshell these reports will say how the school is doing, as well as showing that the school is improving or not. Consider your child is to be expected to attend a Robertsbridge Primary or Robertsbridge Secondary school for a number of years, so it's imperative to identify if a school is on the way up or down.

Via a schools formal reports and results is a decent early way of weeding out the wheat from the chaff, after that it is vital you go and call on the potential new school on their open day. This is a great tactic to find out more about the schools policies, its philosophy and it will also permit you to put questions straight to the head of the school.